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November 24, 2014
#WomenInSTEM: Stepping Stones From One Career to Another

Learn about Cheryl Martin's work at ARPA-E -- the latest profile in the Energy Department's #WomenInSTEM video series.

November 18, 2014
Electrical transmission lines cross a snow-covered field in Dallas Dam, Oregon. | Photo courtesy of the Energy Department
The War of the Currents: AC vs. DC Power

Nikola Tesla and Thomas Edison played key roles in the War of the Currents. Learn more about AC and DC power -- and how they affect our electricity use today.

November 12, 2014
Graphic by <a href="/node/379579">Sarah Gerrity</a>, Energy Department.
Energy Department’s Loan Portfolio Continues Strong Performance While Deploying Innovation

The Energy Department's Loan Programs Office is succeeding in its mission to help finance the first commercial deployments of innovative technologies in the United States.

October 31, 2014
Photo courtesy of Austin Community College.
Recapping National Energy Action Month

Energy Department officials spent National Energy Action Month on the road, meeting and learning from Americans who are advancing our energy security, growing the economy and protecting the environment.

October 28, 2014
As the demand for electric vehicles goes up, charging stations become more prevalent -- here an electric vehicle owner uses a local charging station. | Photo Courtesy of the Energy Department.
Energy Jobs: Electric Vehicle Charging Station Installer

Learn about what it takes to become an electric vehicle charging station installer in the latest installment of our #EnergyJobs series.

October 27, 2014
"Energize" Your Neighborhood with Energy-Themed Pumpkins

Now through Halloween, we're highlighting scarily effective ways to save energy -- and money -- at home. Get started with our energy-themed pumpkin stencils!

October 17, 2014
Secretary Moniz (center) tours the Abengoa Biorefinery in Hugoton, Kansas.| Photo Courtesy of Abengoa.
The Journey to Commercializing Cellulosic Biofuels in the United States

In Hugoton, Kansas, a state-of-the-art biorefinery has begun producing 25 million gallons per year of cellulosic ethanol.

October 9, 2014
Researchers at the National Renewable Energy Lab showcase innovation at their Vehicle Testing and Integration Facility. | Photo Courtesy of NREL.
Driving Innovation at the National Labs

The way we get around is changing. Learn how the National Labs are helping to research and develop transportation advancements that are improving air quality, increasing energy security and creating new jobs.

September 17, 2014
National Lab Day: How the National Labs Keep Moving America Forward

Check out photos from National Lab Day, a celebration of the ways our 17 National Labs contribute to advancements in energy, environmental science, supercomputing, consumer products and more.

September 16, 2014
C3E Spotlights Women Leaders in Clean Energy Careers

Women clean energy leaders convene in Boston for the Women in Clean Energy Symposium. Learn how you can participate.